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M&M in P’sinan for 2016
ROSALES, Pangasinan – Gubernatorial wannabe Mark Cojuangco declared here recently Calasiao town Mayor Mark Roy Macanlalay as part of his vice gubernatorial tandem in the 2016 polls.
Macanlalay, a former councilor and two- term mayor of the burgeoning town of Calasiao, said he was humbled by the trust and confidence reposed by Cojuangco – a former three term congressman in the 5th District of Pangasinan, to him.
“Kumpiyansa, dedikasyon, at ganoon din nakikita niya rin sa akin na malaki ang maibibigay nating tulong sa kanilang pagsisilbihan bilang governor sa Pangasinan, malugod po nating tinatangap ang magandang pagkakata-on na ito upang suportahan natin sila sa legislature,” the still single and soft spoken mayor said.
He added that he would be informing immediately his barangay chairmen and political leaders after Cojuangco declared him here as a vice gubernatorial bet.
“Upang maipaliwanag naman po sa kanila ang kumpiyansa at dedikasyon sa atin (ni former congressman Cojuangco) at gusto rin natin makapag-paalam ng maayos. We will be making our (formal vice governorship’s bid) declaration for 2016 (anytime from now)”.
Before Cojuangco chose Macanlalay, the rumor mills had been chalking out information that the former would handpick as his vice gubernatorial bet either San Carlos City Mayor Julier Resuello, Provincial President of the League of Municipal Mayors and Dasol Mayor Noel Nacar, Urdaneta City Mayor Amadeo Gregorio Perez IV, 6th District Board Member Ranjit R. Shahani, or even former Pangasinan Governor Victor Agbayani.
But a source of this paper who was privy on the realignment said that the mayor and his father, Vice Mayor Roy Macanlalay, had been meeting for several times with Cojuangco before the final announcement here last August 8 of the young Macanlalay’s bid in 2016.